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A slight shift in U.S. corn acres expected

A market analyst says he’s expecting a slight shift in corn acres when USDA releases its annual acreage report at the end of the month. Don Roose with U.S. Commodities says “as of right now, I would say corn acres, because we think there... Read More.

Strong demand expected to lift dairy prices

The USDA is forecasting milk production for this year and next to remain unchanged from last month’s estimate. In the latest supply and demand report, the USDA raised its butter, cheese, whey, and nonfat dry milk price forecasts for 2024 because of recent price... Read More.

Hay harvested area expected to decline

The USDA is projecting lower hay harvested area in 2024. That’s due to a decline in planted area caused by the ongoing drier than normal conditions in several states. The harvested area estimate for all types of hay is 51.562 million acres, 2% less than... Read More.

Thompson: Prop 12 fix expected in new farm bill

The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee says he’s excited to include language in the new farm bill that addresses interstate commerce. Glenn “GT” Thompson tells Brownfield the Proposition 12 law that went into effect earlier this year has driven up the cost of... Read More.

Active severe weather season expected

February ended with a widespread outbreak of severe weather and wild temperature swings across the Midwest. Eric Snodgrass, chief science fellow at Nutrien Ag Solutions, says… “There was quite a bit of hail damage across the state of Illinois, especially in the northern part of... Read More.

Ethanol discussion expected at National Farmers Union convention

Wisconsin’s Farmers Union President expects familiar issues including ethanol will be discussed at the upcoming national convention. Darin Von Ruden tells Brownfield Darin Von Ruden tells Brownfield there isn’t 100% nationwide support from Farmers Union members. “We’re certainly going to be talking about... Read More.

Lower revenue insurance prices expected

The Vice President of Farm Services at NAU Country Insurance says he’s expecting lower guarantees for revenue protection insurance this month. Rich Morrison says the base price isn’t finalized until the end of February and currently… “For corn, it looks like we might be down... Read More.

Lower farm incomes expected in 2024

An economist says while farm incomes are projected lower in 2024, it isn’t all bad news for the ag economy. Dr. Nick Paulson with the University of Illinois tells Brownfield… “We’re expecting lower prices relative to what we’ve seen in the last few years,” he... Read More.